Jeremy Fink has big plans for this summer with his best friend Lizzy, a notorious troublemaker (and no, he does not have a secret crush on her). He has everything he needs within a few blocks of his home so he never has to leave his little neighborhood. And this summer, he officially becomes a teenager. A mysterious box engraved with the words THE MEANING OF LIFE: For Jeremy Fink To Open On His 13th Birthday arrives in the mail from Jeremy's long-departed father. The four keys needed to open the box are lost, setting Jeremy and Lizzy off on a quest to find them somewhere in the vastness of New York City. Along the way, they soon discover something about themselves in their search for the keys to the meaning of life. Author Wendy Mass is a recipient of the ALA's Schneider Family Award. She delights young audience with her quirky characters that are easy to relate to. "Well-written and captivating; the reader gets a chance to discover the meaning of life as well and will not be disappointed."-Kliatt
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by Wendy Mass
by Terry Trueman
by Torey Hayden
by Brendan Halpin, Emily Franklin
"When a mysterious package containing a locked box inscribed with a personal message arrives one month before his birthday, Jeremy Fink and his lifelong pal, Lizzy, set out on a quest to unlock it--and discover the meaning of life. Along the way they encounter a host of zany characters whose lifestyles give them pause. Andy Paris captures the emotions of 13-year-old Jeremy, especially as Mr. Oswald expands his horizons and helps him cope with his sadness over the loss of his father. Paris also portrays the exuberance of Lizzy and the caring of Jeremy's mother. Listen and be swept into the intrigue! A.R. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"